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Slow Cooker Pineapple Pork: Whole30, Paleo, Gluten-Free

This Whole30 slow cooker pineapple pork only uses a few simple ingredients paired with a pork loin, and a crock pot to create an easy family-friendly weeknight meal or a quick meal prep recipe. It’s so full of flavor, while also being Paleo, gluten-free and dairy-free. This healthy recipe in the slow cooker really couldn’t be easier!

  • Author: Bailey
  • Prep Time: 10
  • Cook Time: 6 hours
  • Total Time: 6 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x
  • Category: Pork
  • Method: Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 3 lb. boneless pork loin
  • 20 oz. can pineapple chunks in 100% pineapple juice
  • 1/3 cup coconut aminos
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • Optional: 1.5 tbsp arrowroot flour mixed with 2 tbsp water to thicken

Instructions

  1. Add the pineapple chunks (with juice), coconut aminos and minced garlic into the slow cooker
  2. Mix the spices together and then rub them into the pork loin. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, and then sear the pork loin for about 2-3 minutes per side, or until each side has a nice crust formed
  3. Using tongs, transfer the pork loin into the slow cooker. Cover, and cook on low for 4-6 hours for a sliced pork loin, or 8 hours for shredded pork
  4. To thicken the sauce: Once the pork is done, remove from the slow cooker. Mix the arrowroot with the water to make a slurry and then pour into the slow cooker. Stir around well as the sauce thickens
  5. Slice or shred the pork, and add back into the slow cooker with the pineapple and sauce, or serve the pork with the sauce poured over it

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